Welcome Ellie and Elijah: New baby names make debut in Saskatchewan's Top 20

REGINA — The favourites were back on top, but some new baby names cracked Saskatchewan's Top 20 list last year.

Liam was the most popular name for boys for the ninth year in a row, followed by Oliver, Benjamin, Noah and Jacob.

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Olivia took first spot for girls for the second straight year, with Emma, Harper, Ava and Sophia rounding out the Top 5.

Three new baby boy names — Ryker, Emmett and Elijah — made the list for the first time since eHealth started reporting the most popular baby names in 2008.

Ellie and Ivy made their debut for girls names.

Health records show there were 15,364 live births registered in Saskatchewan last year — down by 245 from 2017.

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